View Full Version : Gold / Platinum Ratio is whacked

10-27-2008, 10:09 AM
Does anyone know if this is the tightest the gold / platinum ratio has ever been?

The ratio is currently .96!! If it goes to 1, that means gold = platinum in value.

That would seem like a damn good time to buy platinum.


10-27-2008, 10:46 AM
Not an expert on ratios, but if you look at Kitco's charts for gold and Pt back in the 90's it was pretty close to 1:1. Looks like it probably was a little better than 1:1 in '96 or so.

But in answer to the second part, YES, it's a good time to buy Pt! ;)

It's a great time for Ag to with an 80.6 Au/Ag ratio too!

10-27-2008, 11:10 AM
If you go back a little further than the kitco charts, I believe plat touches or dips below 1:1 briefly about every 15 years or so. Afterwards, platinum seems to out pace gold, sometimes explosively.

I would consider physical platinum to be a medium to long term play, but sub $800 prices combined with a sub 90% Au:Pt = a definite accumulation signal.

My opinion, DYDD.